When I was at school I used to be a keen rower (sculling & rowing). I competed in and around the North West with Queens Park High School Rowing Club in both a coxed quad and a double. I later moved from sculling to rowing in an eight with Royals in Chester. When I was at university I took up running and going to the gym in my spare time.
These days I enjoy Mountain Biking and go whenever I get chance. I have built and ride my custom bike which I have cobbled together from a number of performance parts. I generally ride the Coed LLandegla trails when I get time and take my trusty/rusty racer out now and again.
I have recently taken up Sailing, something which I have been meaning to do for years. I did my RYA level 2 dinghy course at Bala Lake in September 2009 and then a few days later bought a Laser 2. The boat saga is, however, on another page on this site (below). It’s an interesting story though if you like sailing (or tinkering with boats).
Generally I enjoy anything which involves engines, speed, outdoors or getting wet. Typical bloke stuff really!
I am in the middle of writing my own boating website (and have been for a couple of years!). The idea is to give people a little more insight into Narrowboats and the canals than I had when I first started out. Myself and my wife had to learn everything from the general operation of the machine to its maintenance and everyday life without any help. My plan is to offer some advice and even some sort of help network so people can find out what does what and what goes where before paying someone at a marina or similar to do it for them. The domain is http://letsboat.co.uk. I have written some content but its largely placeholders for now. Thoughts welcome!
I revisit this page every year or so and wonder where it is my free time went. The page was published on the 3rd Jul 2010 and now 3.5 years later the hobbies have gotten less interesting as I have been so busy with my work and family life. One day I will get around to writing something more exciting on here